Multiple CBRN contracts released

Contracts released for radiation detection equipment via the European Instrument for stability, decontamination and chemical detection equipment for Australian DOD, Customs and Borders. Further details in the main main news item (click on the title)

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Leaking chemical weapon amongst the clams

Milford, Delaware: Workers at a Clam processing plant, Sea Watch International, started their day with a severe shock when leaking chemical munitions were found on the assembly line. 6 people required medical treatment and 2 military assessment teams from teh US Army 20th Support Command are

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Utilis Iberica News

UTILIS IBERICA awarded a first contract of CBRN Individual Protection Material by Spanish Armed Forces

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US North Com JTFCS News

Nation’s only standing CBRN joint task force to dedicate building in memory of New York City firefighter and U.S. Army nurse

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The End of the Exercise

The Joint Enabling Domains, that Dave Lavers spoke about in the Autumn 2009 edition of the magazine, has ceased to exist. This was an attempt by Australian Forces to try and link elements of defence together (such as biometrics), a way of thinking holistically about the problem.

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Nabco’s TCV approved by DDESB

The Department of Defense’s Explosive Safety Board (DDESB) has approved Nabco’s Total Containment Vessels across the US military services. While the TCV has been used by various militaries for decades they feel that this seal of approval will allow greater access to their equipment, streamline

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Telops scan Poland for orders

Canadian stand off detection company Telops was proud to announce a $1.8 million contract with the Polish Military University of Technology for two of their Hyper Cams. Their hyper spectral imaging devices will be further customised to the Universities requirements – which is to support

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You CAD!

General Dynamics Armaments and Technical Products (GDATP) announced that they have launched their I-SCAD, stand off chemical detector. Based on the US Military’s JSLSCAD the I-SCAD will provide customers with on-the-move passive IR detection capability in 360 degrees. Covering a wide spectrum

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Staff Moves

Stephen Johnson moves from consultants SCS to Thales. Tim Picciotti moves to become Vice President and General Manager of Military and Emergency Responder Business in Smiths Detection from being their US Military business leader.

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Italian Navy takes Avon’s call

Avon Protection signed a €500,000 order with the Italian Navy for the C50 respirator. Aerosekur will ask as integrator on their mask – which must gall somewhat since Aerosekur manufacture the in-service Italian Army respirator. The C50 is based on the in-service US military JSGPM respirator.

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All the same... no thanks.

Col. Gen. Andrei Novikov, the CIS’ [Commonwealth of Independent States] Anti-Terrorism Centre’s Head, announced that the Ukraine didn’t want a large scale exercise in their country. The Ukraine decided that large amounts of visiting Russia, and other, troops was in breach of their constitution

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It’s an emergency!

Idaho Technology itself got approval from the US Food and Drug Administration for its JBAIDS systems to be used in the identification of H1N1. The Emergency Use Authorisation comes via the CBMS-JPEO for military units deployed in places such as Iraq and

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Decon station

Cristanini announced it has started an “important co-operation” with the Danish procurement agency for a deployable decon field station. This military system will join the civilian variant already in service with the Danish Department of Homeland

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Dib dib dib...

Recon Robotics has also introduced its throwable robot for the SWAT and military markets. Looking like a jogging dumbbell, weighing 1.3 lbs, the Recon Scout XT is able to go over most terrain at speed with the operator using only a single joystick, and can feed video back up to 100ft indoors

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